A call to join a monastic community comes from God. Some receive a very distinct, definite call. For others, it is not always so clear, and may take time to discern. Usually such a call is accompanied by a desire to give one's life totally to God, along with some attraction to monastic life. In our Order, even though there may be an attraction to the traditions or spirit of the Order, usually the call is to a specific monastery. For information, in Norwegian, please refer to our other site: .